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Why Don’t Lawyers Represent Themselves in Their Divorces?

hiring an attorneyIf you were to ask a random attorney if they would consider representing themselves in their own divorce, you would probably be met with a shudder. Contrary to popular belief, most attorneys are not only unwilling to represent themselves, also known as “pro se,” but they also balk at the mere thought of doing so. What’s the problem? Read more

Divorce Horror Story: Attack of the Shark Attorney

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When Peter and Brenna separated after 13 years of marriage, they had some issues to work out. Peter’s investment portfolio included several pieces of real estate. Brenna had left her career to stay home with the children (an eight year old and three year old twins) and was worried about how she would support herself. Still, they were sure they could come to an amicable resolution. Peter told Brenna that he was willing to pay her alimony, give her primary custody of the children, and try to figure out a way for her to stay in the family home. Read more

Don’t Fall For These 4 Common Divorce Myths

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One of the biggest pitfalls of asking friends and family for divorce advice? Unless they are a divorce attorney, these well-meaning people may end up passing along common divorce myths and misconceptions that can set you up to make mistakes.

Which myths could you unknowingly be falling for? Here’s a look at four main divorce misconceptions. Read more

High or Low Retainers: Which Is Best When Hiring An Attorney?

If you are contemplating divorce or are engaged in a child custody, child custody, or alimony dispute post-divorce, having a family attorney by your side to guide you through the legal process concerning your matter is critical. However, with no shortage of New Jersey family law attorneys to pick from, who should you hire to be your lawyer? Read more

Anxiety about Cost Top Concern of Individuals Facing Divorce

A couple knows their marriage is over, so what’s delaying their decision to actually file for divorce? Read more

Lessons Learned from Kim Kardashian’s Divorce

The 72-day marriage between reality star Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries that resulted in 543 days of disagreements and legal wrangling, is now finally over, thanks to a judge who quietly granted Kardashian a dissolution in the matter in a Los Angeles courthouse this past Friday. Read more

More Dating Site Profiles Used As Divorce Evidence

Filled out a profile on a dating website or sites to help you make a new love connection? If you are married, separated, or going through a divorce, be aware that information you share on dating sites such as Match.com and eHarmony.com could be used as evidence against you in divorce proceedings, child custody disputes, alimony and child support disputes, and other related matters. Read more

New Book Addresses Divorce, Family Law Issues for Members of the U.S. Military

Divorces among members of the U.S. military are on the rise, making the new book, Strategies for Military Family Law, extremely relevant to members of the matrimonial and family law community. We are pleased to announce that WLG’s managing parter Bari Weinberger serves as one of the guide’s contributing authors, penning the chapter, “Getting the Best Results for a Military Family Law Client: Understanding the Nuances in this Practice Area.” Fellow WLG Attorney, Patricia Cistaro, also contributed to the chapter. Read more

Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group Opens New Offices in Freehold

To better serve clients in Monmouth Country and the rest of southern and central New Jersey, Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group is pleased to announce the opening of a second office in Freehold. Our law group’s headquarters will remain in Parsippany, serving northern New Jersey. WLG is happy to place our attorneys and law offices in closer and more convenient locations for our clients. As always, we understand that being able to meet with your divorce attorney easily and face-to-face is a important priority.

WLG is also excited to have attorney Robyn N. Howlett heading up the new office. Robyn comes to WLG with considerable experience and expertise in all matters related to divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and the division of assets, dissolution of domestic partnerships, civil unions, and domestic violence matters. Clients can expect the same high level of representation for their family law and divorce legal services, no matter which location they visit.

The new office opened its doors for business on Monday, May 7, 2012 and is located at 4400 Highway 9 (Route 9) South, Suite 1000, Freehold, NJ 07728. For more information or to set up a free consultation at our Freehold office, call Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group at (888) 888-0919 or (732) 252-0000.

Take These 5 Steps Before Filing For Divorce

There is plenty of step-by-step advice out there on how to file for divorce. But in our experience, there’s almost no discussion of the preparations you need to do before filing. Filing for divorce is like skydiving: there’s an awful lot of logistical planning to do in the weeks and months prior to the jump.

So before you start filling out forms, consider these five steps: Read more